$400,000 MSPWin Grant received to develop College Prep Academy

International Institute, as fiscal agent, has received a $400,000 MSPWin grant to develop a College Prep Academy in St. Paul, on behalf of SPCLC. Primary partners include the Institute, Hubbs Center, Neighborhood House, and Saint Paul College. The Academy will include 16-week, Tier 1 classes at the SPCLC sites, and 10-week Tier 2 classes at the College. Two fulltime navigators will work with students to increase their odds of success. The three SPCLC partners are already working to establish common benchmarks and related curriculum for their College Prep classes. The program will be available to students who have (or are close to receiving) a GED or diploma. This will be an 18-24 month project.

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin) is a philanthropic collaborative committed to strengthening the workforce in the seven-county Minneapolis Saint Paul region through 2020. They seek to dramatically increase the number of adults earning family-sustaining wages, especially people of color. More information is available at <http://mspwin.org/>